Image credit: Ianou Cristian/

When I am weary of the world
The clatter clutter of ambition
The surrender and submission
To the paper and the pen
To the dollar or the yen
Competition’s flags unfurled
I come to this most sacred space
Where art is hung with quiet grace
The beautiful scenes from artist’s eyes
Can yet becalm, delight, surprise
I find my home within the swirl
Of this beautiful, beautiful world

A simple portrait of a lake
A small boat tethered to the shore
Near autumn leaves is so much more
Than the paper and the pen
The dollar or the yen
So here my heart may still adore
And here I know beyond my daze
Beauty breathes free in coloured haze
And comforted I may rest awhile
Till deep within my soul I smile
These simple things are all it takes
A small boat idly on a lake
And then I know there’s no mistake
Such moments do a whole world make

(c ) Helen Valentina 2018

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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8 Responses to Beautiful

  1. landl30 says:

    Love both the photo and the poem….

  2. Amazing how that portrait works, Helen. Nice one.

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